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Will these players put up better stats for the Orioles in 2016? - Steve Melewski

The Orioles have a few players that they are counting on to perform better in the 2016 season than they did last year. It is pretty easy to point to starting pitchers Chris Tillman and Miguel Gonzalez, and shortstop J.J. Hardy as players who can clearly upgrade from their 2015 ... Read More
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Snow-filled lots near Camden Yards need to be cleared by Orioles’ home opener

Winter Storm Jonas hit the East Coast more than three weeks ago, but its fury is still being felt in Baltimore. The storm dropped approximately 30 inches of snow on the city, and in an effort to clear the streets, much of that snow was relocated to the M&T Stadium parking lot. As the Baltimore Sun‘s Tim Prudente reports, that presents a problem for the Baltimore Orioles, as...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brady Anderson on Hyun Soo Kim: "He hits line drive after line drive" - School of Roch

The Orioles will learn plenty about Hyun Soo Kim after he reports to spring training. How he swings the bat against major league pitching, how much ground he covers in the outfield, his arm strength, his ability to blend with his new teammates and get acclimated to life in the ... Read More
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Orioles invite 17 non-roster players to spring training - School of Roch

The Orioles released the names of their 17 non-roster invitees to spring training, a list that includes seven pitchers, three catchers, four infielders and three outfielders. There are no real surprises in the group except that infielder Joey Terdoslavich didn't receive an invitation after being designated for assignment and outrightred ... Read More
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Baltimore Orioles a playoff contender?

With spring training only weeks away, the Baltimore Orioles are gearing up for another year in the successful Buck Showalter era.  The O’s finished last season with an even 81-81 record, landing themselves in the middle of the American League East standings.  Baltimore needed to add pieces during the offseason but instead had to focus on resigning their current roster, including...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles and Zach Britton avoid arbitration

The Baltimore Orioles and relief pitcher Zach Britton agree to a 1-year, $6.75 million to avoid arbitration. Britton has pitched in five seasons in the major leagues, all with the Orioles. The last two seasons he pitched a personal record high 71 and 64 games respectively. He has lowered his earned run average considerably over the past couple of years. In 2014 he had a 1.65 earned...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Injuries to Bundy and Harvey Hurt the Orioles in More Ways than One

Having combined to throw a grand total of 22.0 innings last season, Dylan Bundy and Hunter Harvey leave the Baltimore Orioles with way more questions than answers. Yes, both reported to the team’s January mini-camp in Florida with supposed clean bills of health. Elbow and shoulder injuries have plagued Bundy since the end of the 2012 season. At one point last season, it appeared...
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Evaluating the Orioles’ Internal Options for Right Field

Contrary to popular belief, Baltimore Orioles’ right fielders were not totally useless last season. In fact, the combination of Chris Davis, Gerardo Parra, Travis Snider, Alejandro De Aza, Delmon Young, and a few others actually finished ninth in all of baseball with a .275 batting average, tenth in slugging percentage at .449, and 13th in home runs with 24. That’s more production...
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Reliever Brian Matusz and Orioles agree to $3.9 million, 1-year contract

BALTIMORE — The Orioles reached agreement with left-hander Brian Matusz on a $3.9 million, one-year contract, avoiding arbitration.Matusz went 1-4 with a 2.94 ERA in 58 appearances out of the bullpen last season for Baltimore. He struck out 59 over 49 innings.The 28-year-old, who made $3.2 million last year, has a career record of 27-41 with a 4.76 ERA in seven seasons.Matusz asked...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles: What to Make of Odrisamer Despaigne Trade

Besides having a name that is incredibly difficult to spell and will surely give Gary Thorne fits, Odrisamer Despaigne is a soon-to-be 29-year-old pitcher who throws a baseball with his right hand. That he is a Major League Baseball player may be news to some on the East Coast. That tends to happen to players from San Diego. Despaigne is now a member of the Baltimore Orioles, no...
Via Baseball Essential
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles reportedly have trade interest in Andrew Cashner

The Baltimore Orioles’ starting rotation finished 25th in the MLB last season with a grotesque 4.53 combined ERA. It doesn’t look like the team is willing to let that fly again in 2016 (no pun intended). According to a report by Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports on Monday, the Orioles have trade interest in Padres righty Andrew Cashner. Cashner, 29, was unimpressive in 2015, going...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles prospect dies in motorcycle accident in Dominican Republic

The Baltimore Orioles announced yesterday minor league prospect Ramon Ramirez died in a motorcycle accident in the Dominican Republic on Saturday night. Statement on the death of Ramon Ramirez: — Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) January 31, 2016 “Our entire organization is deeply saddened by the sudden and tragic death of Ramon Ramirez. As a member of...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles receive Efren Navarro for cash

The Baltimore Orioles acquired Efren Navarro from the Los Angeles Angels for cash. Navarro was drafted by the Angels in 2007 and was brought up to the major leagues in 2011. Navarro played 54 games last year and had a batting average of .253. He had an on base percentage of .295. He hit four doubles and had five runs batted in. Navarro has played first base, left field, and right...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Did the Baltimore Orioles Have a Successful Season?

The Baltimore Orioles finished above fourth place just once between playoff appearances in 1997 and 2012. When they won the AL East in 2014 with 96 wins and advanced to the ALCS it looked like Dan Duquette was making good on his return to the majors. Then something happened. The Red Sox, Rays, and Yankees all had difficult years yet it was not the Orioles, but rather the Toronto...
Via The Sports Post
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Manny Machado got his wife's face tattooed on his arm

    Ah, true love. A cursory glance at Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado’s Instagram reveals that he really loves his wife, Yainee. It’s filled with selfies and wedding pictures and well-wishes and basically everything you’d expect from a starry-eyed young lover. However, Machado has taken it a step further and made a rather permanent statement of his affection...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Orioles Are Hosting a Baseball Analytics Hackathon

The Orioles, in conjunction with the consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton, are hosting a Baseball Analytics Hackathon on Friday, February 5th. It will be an all-day affair, and there will be food provided throughout the day, so that you don’t need to burn precious brain space worrying about where to go eat. Which is nice. Hackathons are generally an excellent way to expose oneself...
Via Fangraphs
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles re-sign Chris Davis to seven-year deal

After weeks of speculation and back-and-forth, Chris Davis is returning to Baltimore. The slugger is reportedly returning to Baltimore on a seven-year, $161 million deal, according to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman. Last we heard, the Orioles were reportedly offering $154 million, so it appears that they needed to bump it up just a little to get things done. Davis is an interesting...
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

FG on Fox: A Possibly Troubling Trend for Chris Davis

Let’s face it — there’s no way not to feel uncomfortable about the Chris Davis sweepstakes. I’m not just referring to how the Orioles and Davis seem to be at something of an impasse. I’m not just referring to how Davis has to this point been unable to drum up much of a market. It’s just, this is going to require a lot of money, and it’s hard to know what Davis is going...
Via Fangraphs
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Showalter bluntly addresses Chris Davis contract stalemate

The Baltimore Orioles and Chris Davis have been embroiled in a lengthy and at times tense stalemate over a reported $150 million contract offer the team reportedly offered its superstar, free agent first baseman. Orioles skipper Buck Showalter bluntly addressed the impasse with some interesting comments about the kind of money that’s in play in the negotiations between the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
27 days ago  |  Discuss

How Zach Britton Blew His Saves

There were only four of them. Blown saves, that is. I presume you’ve read the title. Zach Britton blew four saves last year, which actually isn’t a particularly noteworthy fact. Britton blew four saves in 40 tries, which is great, but it certainly wasn’t the best, and Britton blew four saves the year before too, in one more try. It’s great, but not spectacular, especially...
Via Fangraphs
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Marlins sign Wei-Yin Chen to five-year deal

The Miami Marlins have signed left-handed pitcher Wei-Yin Chen to a five-year, $80 million deal reports Jon Heyman of MLB Network. The deal reportedly includes a no-trade clause and has a sixth year vesting option which can bring the total contract to $96 million. chen agrees to 80M, 5 yrs with marlins — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 12, 2016   The deal is a bit of...
Via The Outside Corner
29 days ago  |  Discuss

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